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Author Childs, Craig, 1967-

Title Finders keepers : a tale of archaeological plunder and obsession / Craig Childs.

Imprint New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2010.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    930.1 CHI    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description x, 274 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents pt. 1. In the country of the dead. Amateurs -- The destiny jar -- Treasure hunters -- Unseen things -- pt. 2. Vandalism and other acts of removal. Diggers -- Going to the market -- A history of urges -- The chosen ones -- Salvage archaeology -- pt. 3. Where artifacts end up. The golden jar -- Houses of obsession -- Public trust -- pt. 4. In situ. No place like home -- Holding on -- Letting go.
Summary Written in his trademark lyrical style, Childs' riveting book carries readers directly into his adventures and discoveries, lifting the curtain on the ethical dilemmas and dark side of archaeology and exploring the field's transgressions against the cultures it tries to preserve.
Subject Archaeologists -- Professional ethics.
Archaeology -- Psychological aspects.
Archaeology -- Anecdotes.
Archaeology -- Moral and ethical aspects.
ISBN 0316066427

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